The good folks over at the Family Institute of CT have opened my eyes with their message of faith and...more faith.
So I've decided to join the flock and become a certified Minister.
I may now register with the state of Connecticut as a legally ordained Minister of the Universal Life Church. As such, I'll be authorized to perform gay civil union ceremonies in accordance with state law. The statute is as follows:
Connecticut Sec. 46b-22. (Formerly Sec. 46-3).So, anyone who wants to be gay civil-unionized out there, just let me know. As soon as I complete the paperwork, I'll be able to perform a legally binding ceremony.
Who may join persons in marriage. Penalty for unauthorized performance.
(a) All judges and retired judges, either elected or appointed and including federal judges and judges of other states who may legally join persons in marriage in their jurisdictions, family support magistrates, state referees and justices of the peace may join persons in marriage in any town in the state and all ordained or licensed clergymen, belonging to this state or any other state, so long as they continue in the work of the ministry may join persons in marriage. All marriages solemnized according to the forms and usages of any religious denomination in this state, including marriages witnessed by a duly constituted Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is, are valid. All marriages attempted to be celebrated by any other person are void.
By the way, where's Mary Cheney these days?
And I hope the FIC Blog people appreciate all the "hits" we've been giving them lately!